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National Lampoon's Vacation

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National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

National Lampoon's Vacation is a 1983 comedy directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, a ordinary family man who is determined to take his family cross country to California to visit Wally World, a world famous amusement park. During their journey, the family endures all sorts of trouble. The film would spawn a film franchise, spanning four sequels (including (National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation) as well as a spinoff television film and a soft "reboot" in 2015.

The following weapons were used in the film National Lampoon's Vacation:




The SWAT leader also holds an M1911A1 on Clark.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
The SWAT leader holds the M1911A1 on Clark.


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

When the Griswolds go to the Old West bar, a bartender shoots towards Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) with a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

Stoeger/IGA Coach imported side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge
A bartender shoots towards Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) with a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

Ithaca 37

Police officers carry shotguns resembling Ithaca 37 riot shotguns.

Ithaca 37 - 12 gauge (for comparison)
Two police officers hold shotguns (red arrows).
A closer view of one of the shotguns.


Colt M16

Most of the SWAT team officers are armed with M16 rifles when they storm the Wally World park and eventually train their rifles at the Griswold family.

The original Colt M16, the first version, firing in a 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A SWAT officer armed with the M16 rifle. The 3-prong flash hider can be seen here.

Unknown Rifle

A SWAT officer is armed with an unknown rifle with a scope.

Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 - .30-06 (for comparison)
The SWAT officer at left carries a rifle.


Federal Gas Riot Gun

One of the SWAT officers leads his team carrying what appears to be a Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun. It is seen briefly in one scene.

Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun - 37mm
A SWAT officer on the left carries the L-5.


Marksman BB Gun

At Wally World, Clark threatens Lasky (John Candy) with a Marksman 1010 BB pistol that resembles an M1911A1. Clark refers to it as a "Magnum P.I.".

Marksman 1010C BB pistol
"That's not a real gun is it, Clark?"
"What, are you kiddin'? This is a Magnum P.I.!"

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